Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Workplace 'social networks' could boost productivity

When Toronto law firm Hicks Morley started its own internal social network in 2008, it was mainly to ease lawyers' email overload so they could find important data more efficiently.
But the firm found by adopting tools that mimic Facebook, Wikipedia and Twitter within the confines of a corporate firewall that collaboration between employees increased dramatically, and productivity soared.
In the case of Hicks Morley, with more than 200 staff located in five offices in Ontario, its intranet -an internal site only employees can access -became a hub not just for corporate information, group projects and important documents, but also for internal social events, and is used to send out invitations and to post pictures of activities.
Read the full story: http://www.theprovince.com/news/Workplace+social+networks+could+boost+productivity/4933517/story.html#ixzz1PGHlp38H

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